Mid weekend rain and snow.

Local 4 Weather
Published: Mar. 24, 2023 at 9:12 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - An active weather pattern of southwest flow of winds aloft will keep precipitation chances around this weekend, then continuing into next week. Skies will continue to be mostly cloudy Friday night with active showers on the Kansas side of the border weakening as the night goes on. Any chances for evening precipitation would be in the form of sprinkles either side of the border. Some clearing will take place toward Saturday morning, which could result in areas of patchy fog in those counties southwest of the Tri-Cities that received some light precipitation today.

Morning temperatures Saturday will bottom out in the upper 20s and lower 30s.

Saturday morning.
Saturday morning.(KSNB)

Look for variable cloud cover during the day, but northern winds 10 to 20 mph will keep temperatures below normal with afternoon highs in the low to mid 50s with high end readings near 60 degrees southeast, but as cool as the 30s and 40s west and northern areas.

Saturday afternoon.
Saturday afternoon.(KSNB)

As a cold front settles south, a potent upper level disturbance will keep precipitation going over Western and Southwestern Nebraska in the form of snow with rain showers over Northern Kansas. The rain will push north encountering colder air producing snow early Sunday. There could be a snow band setting up that could produce some accumulations in the 1-3 inch range but where that band sets up remains a question mark.

Late Saturday into early Sunday.   Some minor accumulation can't be ruled out.
Late Saturday into early Sunday. Some minor accumulation can't be ruled out.(KSNB)

Temperatures will remain below normal through Monday but make a transition to warmer weather by Wednesday, but only briefly. Then more clouds and rain chances by the end of the week.

Next 7 days.
Next 7 days.(KSNB)